Board of Directors

 
Mark Jenkins, MAS+
Chair of the Board

Mark Jenkins, MAS+, managing director, promotional markets has been with Pioneer Balloon for more than 11 years and his industry experience goes back to 1987. He has held various supplier management positions including serving as president of supplier companies Specialty Advertising, Inc. and Promotional Products Company, Inc. He has served on the Promotional Products Mentoring Network (PPMN) Board as well as the Public Relations Committee and has been a Board member for the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA). Jenkins currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) and is vice-chair of the Recognition Committee. He is an alumni of The Ohio State University and lives in Buckeye Nation with his admiring wife Karla and adoring teenage daughters, Zoe and Emma.


Marc Simon
Chair of the Board

Marc Simon was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of HALO Branded Solutions in February 2001. He was honored as the 2006 "Person of the Year" by one of the industry's trade publications. Under Simon's leadership, HALO has grown significantly with more than 15 acquisitions and more than 200 new recruits. He views his mission as adding value to HALO’s sales force by helping our several hundred industry salespeople grow their businesses and meet the challenges of a changing economic environment.
Prior to joining HALO, Simon spent 22 years in private law practice with a focus on business planning and mergers and acquisitions, and 5 years as a leading executive in the call center industry. Simon is also a CPA and has a BS in accounting and a JD from the University of Illinois.
Rick Brenner, MAS
Chair-Elect of the Board

Rick Brenner, MAS is CEO of top 40 supplier Prime Line. A 15 year veteran of the promotional products industry, Mr. Brenner has long been an advocate for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a founding board member of Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), chair of QCA's compliance committee and a member of QCA's governance committee. In January 2013, Brenner was appointed to the Board of Directors of ICPHSO.org, the preeminent global product safety organization. Brenner is also a founding member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and co-chair of PPAI's annual Product Safety Summit.

Marc Simon
Chair of the Board

Marc Simon was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of HALO Branded Solutions in February 2001. He was honored as the 2006 "Person of the Year" by one of the industry's trade publications. Under Simon's leadership, HALO has grown significantly with more than 15 acquisitions and more than 200 new recruits. He views his mission as adding value to HALO’s sales force by helping our several hundred industry salespeople grow their businesses and meet the challenges of a changing economic environment.
Prior to joining HALO, Simon spent 22 years in private law practice with a focus on business planning and mergers and acquisitions, and 5 years as a leading executive in the call center industry. Simon is also a CPA and has a BS in accounting and a JD from the University of Illinois.



Marc Simon

Immediate Past Chair of the Board

Marc Simon was appointed Chief Executive Office and a director of HALO Branded Solutions in February 2001. He was honored as the 2006 "Person of the Year" by one of the industry's trade publications. Under Simon's leadership, HALO has grown significantly with more than 15 acquisitions and more than 200 new recruits. He views his mission as adding value to HALO's sales force by helping our several hundred industry salespeople grow their businesses and meet the challenges of a changing economic environment.

Prior to joining HALO, Simon spent 22 years in private law practices with a focus on business planning and mergers and acquisitions, and 5 years as a leading executive in the call center industry. Simon is also a CPA and has a BS in accounting and a JD from the University of Illinois.




 

Directors (Terms 2011 – 2015)


 
  Cheryl Becker, MAS

  Rod Brown, CAS


Tom Carpenter, MAS
RAC Delegate to PPAI Board


  Gene Geiger, MAS

Directors (Terms 2012 – 2016)




Chuck Fandos, CAS
Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM


Julia Wright, MAS

Directors (Terms 2013 – 2017)


Tom Goos
Vice Chair, Financial Services


  Kim Newell
   

Incoming At-Large Director (Term 2014-2016)


David Nicholson

Directors (Terms 2014-2018)

  
Bruce Perryman, MAS+     Mary Jo Tomasini, CAS

Incoming Directors (2015-2019)

       
Dale Denham, MAS+              Norm Hullinger

Incoming RAC Delegate to the PPAI board (2015-2017)


Scott Hareid


Executive


Paul Bellantone, CAE
President & CEO of PPAI
     

Association General Counsel


Cory Halliburton
     


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